Underwater Hebrew Tablet Reveals Biblical-Era Ruler of Judea

Underwater Hebrew Tablet Reveals Biblical-Era Ruler of Judea by Tia Ghose (Live Science)
A huge slab discovered offshore in Israel has revealed the name of the ancient prefect who ruled Judea just before the Bar Kokhba revolt.

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Why did William F. Buckley Jr. talk like that? | Slate

Why did William F. Buckley Jr. talk like that? (Slate Magazine)
Conservative writer William F. Buckley Jr., who founded the magazine National Review and once ran for mayor of New York City, died Wednesday at the age ...

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EFF’s full-page Wired ad: Dear tech, delete your logs before it’s too late | Boing Boing

EFF's full-page Wired ad: Dear tech, delete your logs before it's too late by Cory Doctorow (Boing Boing)
EFF has run a full-page ad in this month’s Wired, addressed to the technology industry, under the banner “Your threat model just changed,” warning them that the incoming administr…

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In memoriam: The brands that we lost in 2016 | Digiday

In memoriam: The brands that we lost in 2016 by Yuyu Chen (Digiday)(2016 years 11 months 18 days 6 hours 40 minutes 47 seconds)
R.I.P Vine. So long, Meerkat. Rest in power, Sports Authority. This was a rough year all the way around.

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This is what happens to the bodies of the women you know. | Medium

This is what happens to the bodies of the women you know. by Courtney Skott (Medium)
On Monday, December 5 at 6:30 a.m., I was kneeling on the floor in front of my toilet, hand plunged into the nearly opaque dark red water…

On Monday, December 5 at 6:30 a.m., I was kneeling on the floor in front of my toilet, hand plunged into the nearly opaque dark red water, fishing for the warm clumps that had sunk to the bottom. I had cleaned the toilet the night before in preparation, and the sterile specimen jar from the doctor’s office was waiting by the sink. I carefully sorted through the mess in my hand, looking for something to stand out. A small grayish oval with a black dot on the side emerged, no larger than my pinky nail. So that was the head, then. I put it in the jar and my hand back in the water, halfway up my forearm, to search for the body. Another grayish lump, nothing discernible, but then I wasn’t looking too closely because the dizziness was overtaking me.

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Trump’s Electoral College Victory Ranks 46th in 58 Elections | The New York Times

Trump’s Electoral College Victory Ranks 46th in 58 Elections by Jugal K. Patel and Wilson Andrews (nytimes.com)
Putting the president-elect’s win in context.

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A Historic Number of Electors Defected, and Most Were Supposed to Vote for Clinton | The New York Times

A Historic Number of Electors Defected, and Most Were Supposed to Vote for Clinton by Kiersten Schmidt and Wilson Andrews (nytimes.com)
Results of the U.S. electoral vote.

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Trump private security force ‘playing with fire’ | POLITICO

Trump private security force ‘playing with fire’ by Kenneth P. Vogel (POLITICO)
The president-elect continues to employ a battalion of retired cops and FBI agents to protect him and clamp down on protesters.

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Vanity Fair reporter on Trump’s response: ‘I was kind of shocked’ | Columbia Journalism Review

Vanity Fair reporter on Trump's response: 'I was kind of shocked' by Pete Vernon (Columbia Journalism Review)
Choking down “flaccid, gray Szechuan dumplings” and dealing with bathrooms that “transport diners to the experience of desperately searching for toilet paper at a Venezuelan grocery store” were uncomfortable enough. But Vanity Fair reporter Tina Nguyen feared a...

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Science and technology: what happened in 2016 | Daniel Lemire’s blog

Science and technology: what happened in 2016 by Daniel Lemire (Daniel Lemire's blog)(3 days 4 hours 22 minutes 43 seconds)

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Using WordPress RSS Feeds | Elegant Themes Blog

Using WordPress RSS Feeds (Elegant Themes)
RSS is a standard web feed format that was released in 1999. It was quickly adopted by all major publishing platforms. The word RSS stems from the phrase “Rich Site Summary”, though the term “Really Simple Syndication” has become more synonymous with the standard over the years. It...

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👓 Twitter tests design that ditches retweet icon for “sharing” | TechCrunch

Twitter tests design that ditches retweet icon for “sharing” by Ingrid Lunden and Jon Russell (TechCrunch)
Twitter last year ditched its iconic star button in favor of hearts for favorites, and now it is considering a revamp for its famous retweet button.

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Tom Wheeler Resigns From the FCC—So Long, Net Neutrality | WIRED

Tom Wheeler Resigns From the FCC—So Long, Net Neutrality by Klint Finley (WIRED)
The man who saved net neutrality is stepping aside.

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